Henry Olsen Discusses Working Class Republicans

Author and elections analyst, Henry Olsen, joined American Greatness Publisher Chris Buskirk to discuss his new book, The Working Class Republican: Ronald Reagan and the Return of Blue Collar Conservatism and the true lessons Republicans and conservatives ought to be learning both from Reagan and from the 2016 election. The abstract and rigid checklist conservatism

By | 2017-10-15T12:22:27+00:00 October 13th, 2017|

Message to the Republicans: Free the People!

The political adage holds that “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.” This adage’s not-irrational assumption is that “the enemy of my enemy is also me.” Unless, it seems, you’re the Republican Congress. Having once served with many of you, I understand and empathize as you contend with obstructionist Democrats, a hostile

By | 2017-10-02T15:24:20+00:00 October 1st, 2017|

Ben in Berkeley Scolds the Poor

Democracy is still new to conservatives in certain ways. Even so, it’s strange for a democratic people to see full-throated moralism denouncing the poor from an oligarchic position. For a certain brand of conservative—and in spite of all trends pointing elsewhere—it remains what’s hot today. Ben Shapiro just stood up for that kind

By | 2017-09-20T10:31:52+00:00 September 17th, 2017|

Donald Trump Announced His Candidacy 30 Years Ago Today

Wednesday morning, September 2, 1987. It started out with news item on a Philadelphia area morning drive-time show featuring Atlantic City casino owner Donald Trump spending almost $100,000 ($207,000 in today’s dollars) of his own money to take out full-page newspaper ads attacking Japan and Saudi Arabia—and indirectly, President Reagan—for allowing the United

By | 2017-09-06T11:17:09+00:00 September 2nd, 2017|

Republicans Cower in Charlottesville’s Aftermath

Last month's events in Charlottesville have given our Republican elected officials an excellent opportunity to educate the public on the violence of the hard Left and sources of their funding. Sadly, most are squandering the opportunity to make use of their bully pulpit and shed light on these disturbing realities. President Trump was

By | 2017-09-06T09:16:33+00:00 September 2nd, 2017|

The 2016 Election is Not Reversible

Today, the bipartisan ruling class, which the electorate was trying to shed by supporting anti-establishment candidates of both parties in 2016, feels as if it has dodged the proverbial bullet. The Trump administration has not managed to staff itself—certainly not with anti-establishment people—and may never do so. Because the prospect of that happening

By | 2017-09-03T20:29:28+00:00 August 31st, 2017|

The Kristol Crackup

In a Venn diagram of NeverTrump conservatives and anti-Trump liberals, a photo of Bill Kristol would appropriately fill the growing intersection of the two. Like many NeverTrumpers, Kristol has abandoned any attempt to promote conservative ideals and policies and instead is focused merely on destroying Donald Trump’s presidency. While the NeverTrumpers’ daily whipping

By | 2017-08-20T14:01:18+00:00 August 17th, 2017|

Jeff Flake’s ‘Conservative Appropriation’ of Barry Goldwater

Insufferable Republican establishmentarian Sen. Jeff Flake, hawking his new Conscience of a Conservative book, has been channeling Jeb Bush on amnesty, unlimited free trade, and “civility” (read: “spineless appeasement of progressives and the media”) on the cable news shows these past couple of days. It’s certainly the junior senator’s right to make a fool

By | 2017-08-07T06:11:26+00:00 August 1st, 2017|